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Proliferation of shacks continues unabated
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Proliferation of shacks continues unabated

May 22nd, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Windhoek As informal settlements continue to grow in Windhoek, the poorest of the poor continue to be affected by the lack of decent housing and unless drastic action is taken the future looks bleak for these people. Windhoek has a 3.39 percent annual growth rate.... Read more

Sam Nujoma at peace with himself

May 15th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
While attending the independence celebrations my mind went to the person who started it all…the pathfinder. At the last Swapo rally or the 21st March inauguration the sight of him or the mentioning of his name, would bring a thundering applause from all. During the... Read more
Landlessness is a travesty – Venaani
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Landlessness is a travesty – Venaani

May 15th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Chief Political Reporter Mathias Haufiku speaks to leader of the opposition in parliament and DTA president McHenry Venaani on a range of issues. NE: You have been at the helm of the party since 2013, tell us a bit how you find the new position?... Read more
Youth unite against imperialism
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Youth unite against imperialism

May 15th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Windhoek To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY), close to 500 delegates from across the world have made Namibia the meeting point to deliberate on ways to unite against imperialism. WFDY was established on November 10, 1945 by young... Read more
Meatco calls on farmers to slaughter
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Meatco calls on farmers to slaughter

May 12th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
  WINDHOEK– Meatco, early in the year met with Livestock Producers Organisations (LPOs) to map out emergency strategies on the looming drought. Meatco agreed to increase emergency slaughter dates and called on farmers to bring in more cattle for slaughter. However,... Read more
Fighting inside Namibia
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Fighting inside Namibia

May 12th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
The news about the imminent arrival of enemy forces in Eendobe village scared the villagers to the extent that they grew reluctant to bring us food and water. Later, we decided to circle the village to confirm the presence of enemy forces. However, and to... Read more
The Feedback
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The Feedback

May 12th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Every Tuesday New Era publishes The Feedback – comprising responses from government ministries, offices and agencies on a variety of issues raised by the public in the media. This platform is aimed at enhancing communication between the government and its citizens, especially... Read more
Making a living from woodcarving
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Making a living from woodcarving

May 8th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Windhoek Many of them hail either from Kavango East or Kavango West where they grew up and mastered the intricate art of woodcarving. They migrated to Windhoek in search of better economic opportunities that abound in the city. Operating from a site south of Windhoek... Read more
The Feedback
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The Feedback

May 5th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Every Tuesday New Era publishes The Feedback – comprising responses from government ministries, offices and agencies on a variety of issues raised by the public in the media. This platform is aimed at enhancing communication between the government and its citizens, especially... Read more
Reconnaissance operation inside Namibia
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Reconnaissance operation inside Namibia

May 5th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
AT THE beginning of the third week at that base, the Detachment Commander summoned our Reconnaissance Commander, Comrade Lukas Nakale (Kalute), to the Detachment Commanding Post for fresh instructions. Cde Kalute was ordered to prepare 10 fighters, who would be sent on a... Read more
Population is not about  numbers, it’s about people
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Population is not about numbers, it’s about people

April 30th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
New Era senior journalist Albertina Nakale speaks to out-going United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative to Namibia, Dr Ademola Olajide, on the organisation’s activities in Namibia and other related issues. New Era (NE): What is the role of UNFPA in Namibia?... Read more
Ovahimba severely affected by drought
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Ovahimba severely affected by drought

April 30th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Drought in the Kunene Region has not spared the Ovahimba people, who are forced to abandon their villages with high hopes of finding greener pastures in Opuwo. However, they get a rude awakening when they realise that life in Opuwo is just as hard as... Read more